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Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.
In its third year, the Copernicus Masters competition – previously known as the GMES Masters – opens once again. Submissions are now being accepted for the first challenge that asks participants to demonstrate how satellites show humans’ impact on our planet.
Good news for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program’s EU funding through 2020.
Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland.
The second pair of Galileo navigation satellites is being prepared for launch from Europe's Spaceport in October.
The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn.
After traveling nearly 5,000 miles from Thales Alenia Space in Rome, Italy, the next Galileo navigation satellite arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana August 7 to begin preparations for an October launch into orbit.
Talks held at the recent biannual conference on mapping global risk ensured that leaders focused on the importance of Earth-observing satellites.
The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch.
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